Last Updated: December 18th, 2012

This contest is now over. You can find the winners in the Rafflecopter widget below.

It's the holiday season, and you know what that means: people are running around frantically trying to buy things. Among those things, you'll likely find a hefty supply of gadgets and gizmos, because this is the 21st Century, and everyone must have at least one techno-thingy. But there's a quandary when it comes to buying mobile devices: price. Everyone wants to get the best possible deal, and this is the time of year to get it.

But getting a good deal isn't all that matters when selecting a place to purchase mobile devices from - there's also customer service. For me, quality service ranks higher on the list of importance than lower price. I want to know that if I have an issue with a product, I can contact the company from which it was purchased and get things resolved quickly and painlessly.


And when it comes to excellent customer service, GSM Nation is second to none - just take a look at its 9.84/10 rating over at Reseller Ratings. Those are real ratings from real people, and the numbers don't lie.

Not familiar with GSM Nation? Here's a little intro: it's a class-leading retailer of unlocked handsets. They believe that you shouldn't have to get locked into a two-year agreement to get an affordable phone, so they're selling top-notch phones for rock-bottom prices. You don't have to take my word for it, though - just head over to the site and take a look for yourself.

My favorite thing about GSM Nation has to be their loyalty to customers. So much, in fact, they let the users pick which phones go on sale with a new feature called Choose Your Own Sale. Basically, there's a running poll every week with a list of devices that users can vote on. At the end of the week, once the poll closes, the winning device is knocked down to the sale price that was displayed during the poll. Then, another poll starts and the process happens all over again. This means that new devices are hitting their lowest prices every week, and you get to choose which ones make the cut. That's awesome.


A look at this week's poll choices.


We already know that GSM Nation is doing awesome things in the area of customer service, but they've also provided us with two 16GB Nexus 7s to giveaway, which is just as cool in our book.

So, how do you enter? Follow the Rafflecopter widget, of course!

Update: Here are the winners, selected at random:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway begins immediately and will run until Monday, December 17 at 12:00 AM PST. After that, we'll randomly select the winners.

The giveaway is open to users everywhere the Nexus 7 is sold: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Canada, United Kingdom, United States.

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.blough Marcus Blough

    Unlocked is good. One X!

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.joaristi Antonio Joaristi

    Im perfectly fine liking anything on facebook for a chance at a prize.

  • http://www.grantabraham.com/ Grant Abraham

    The Galaxy Nexus, easily.

  • Timo

    I'd like to see the Nexus 4 go on sale.

  • james chu


  • Nicholas

    This would be so great to win, iPad is so overrated!

  • gamafree

    I'd like to see the Galaxy SIII on sale

  • Nateo

    I'd like to see a free Galaxy Nexus on sprint.

  • John Shores

    Want want want the Nexus 4

  • Jeffrey Hewitt

    I'd like to see the GS3 go on sale.

  • Derek

    Galaxy S3

  • yotz

    Definitely Samsung Galaxy S III

  • http://profiles.google.com/n3o59hf Elviss Kustans

    Well -Samsung Galaxy S III or Nexus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DakoinSam Samantha Rotta Danneggiata McL

    Awesome giveaway!! Lets hope i win this time!!!

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    Samsung Galaxy S III! Samsung ftw! =D

  • Aincalandorn

    Of the 4 listed, the SGS3 would be the one I would want. Course I wouldn't be using full stock for long if I got one. Hehe.

  • julian

    come on come on come on prizes!

  • http://profiles.google.com/spc.hicks09 Gary Hicks

    I would love to see the Galaxy S3 go one sale. I want that phone!

  • AdriannPalmer

    would love to see the Galaxy S 3 on sale!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Smith/1415361495 Chad Smith


  • skreeves

    The more Nexii loose in the world, the better.

  • Carlos Hernandez

    I like this choose your sale idea

  • Piyush

    Love Android Police

  • Piyush


  • Philipp

    Awesome giveaway, good luck to all. The S3 is definitely my favourite out of this lineup, although none of these phones is a lightweight by any means.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hoang.roger Roger Hoang

    samsung galaxy s III

  • Tschutora

    I would have to say the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it is still a pretty good phone with Android 4.2 and all ;)

  • kryten7

    Ill post for one.

  • http://twitter.com/KomeilKarimi Komeil Karimi

    Definitely the HOX

  • http://twitter.com/kitster Kit Baty

    If I win one, my wife can buy me something different for Christmas.

  • exa

    Awesome HTC One X

  • Marios Kofteros

    Nexus love

  • Marshall

    I think the SIII should go on sale. It's one of the better phones I've ever used.

  • Larson Thorpe

    for all the nexuses... nexi? i have to say the S3

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I won't say No to a Nexus 7 :)

    I'd probably ask for the S3 myself, but the One X+ would have been a better option.

  • Dallas Pursley

    I'd love another Nexus 7 for the wife.

  • Ramdroid

    Hope I win!

  • Mikey510

    Samsung Galaxy S III, my family could use some new phones. How about we help replace my moms iPad with something meaningful. :)

  • Rawcia

    Nexus <3

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    This will be perfect for reading on in bed.. my Surface is far too large o.o

    I'm not sure which I wish was on sale.. ._. I have an S3 and my N4 just came in, I guess the Galaxy Nexus still gets my vote.

  • matrix2004

    S3 fo sho

  • theasianpride

    Galaxy nexus!

  • ponderoni

    Samsung Galaxy SIII. About to buy one soon. Less expensive would be way better.

  • Hubert Wang

    HTC One X of course

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickjr.rosas Nicolas Rosas

    Hello there kiddie.

  • Sebastian Lavender

    One x

  • seanmckay

    I hope I win :)

  • Aaron Miller

    I've been drooling over the New Nexus 7's Winning one would be nice!

  • Alexandro Raymundo

    Obligatory blog post comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajm.maldnodano Ajm Maldnodano

    samsung galaxy s 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/philip.janson.7 Philip PeyTon Janson

    I wish I could win this! I need a new phone and Ive never won anything!!! And also Galaxy S3!

  • Nima Mohseni


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003465039131 Shannon M Mcbeth

    I would like the Galaxy S III to go on sale. One of if not the best phone of the year.

  • tweetyscute

    Samsung Galaxy S III on sale would be nice

  • burger

    the sony sounds good

  • MiXoLoGiSt

    Would be awesome to win one of these!!

  • john hurt

    Galaxy S III .............

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.cochran.5496 Josh Cochran

    Samsung Galaxy S III

  • KarimMunir


  • Julio

    I'd love a nexus 7 tablet :D

  • http://twitter.com/calculatorhead Kenneth

    My brother got a nexus 7, and I want one too!

  • akshay chandna

    Galaxy S3 of course ...

  • merman1983

    Nexus 7 would be amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/Marc.Vale.NL Marc Vale

    I hope the Galaxy Nexus will go on sale :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BelenCebrian Belén Cebrián Sánchez

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus!! I've always want a Nexus phone, and considering that Nexus 4 is a ghost... =)

  • Alex Hernandez

    Thanks GSM Nation and AP! Hopefully I can win one of these contests before Christmas!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

  • Dani Engstrom

    I think any Galaxy device is worth the money!

  • Eyad

    Samsung Galaxy S III

  • http://www.facebook.com/yuvalrozin Yuval Rozin

    Galaxy Nexus, No Doubt.

  • Seth McKean


  • http://twitter.com/RobotDevil666 Robot Devil

    The Galaxy S III...I wish I wouldv'e waited for it or the Note 2....My EVO LTE is getting no love from the update fairy....On another topic....I WOULD LOVE A NEXUS 7....wink,wink

  • valapsp

    Hope I win.

  • http://twitter.com/gflasck gflasck

    Buying phones this way is your best option - you'll spend thousands of dollars over the life of a contract for a "$100" handset at any of the carriers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Okiki-Famutimi/578745734 George Okiki Famutimi

    Galazxy S III?

  • Xiong yang

    I want a nexus 7

  • http://hukilau.us Wade Inganamort

    Samsung Galaxy s3!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/williamvebert William Vebert

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  • B2L

    Galaxy S3

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.sacharoff Sam Sacharoff

    Could use this so the wife quits stealing my n7 :-)

  • DoctorRabbitfoot

    Would love one!

  • Denis Wagner

    I would like the Samsung Galaxy S III :)
    but all of them are good

  • http://twitter.com/are_see33 Ramone Conley


  • Ed Baker

    Facebook required entries? Not fair, I refuse to sell my soul to the devil (grin). Why not Google plus or even MySpace. One less entry for me.

  • Chris Smith


  • GuidZilla

    Nexus! still a solid device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.bjelland Matthew Bjelland

    Thanks AP for all the hard work!

  • canined


  • http://www.twitter.com/collifornia colleen boudreau

    Samsung Galaxy S III

  • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelWilson37 Michael David Wilson

    I need to replace this HP Touchpad with Android, it gets the job done, but it is not pretty. Not to mention it weights a ton.

  • Keiichi Dono

    When buying a device I look for price and then adequate customer service. I usually buy off Amazon since they have both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.henris Bobby Henris

    oh please let me win, this would be my first tablet ever!

  • m1st0

    Nexus 7 world of ROMs please.

  • http://twitter.com/redblack0a Red

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  • collin

    I want to win

  • Evaxen

    Hard choices...

  • http://twitter.com/LaChanga Christina Solorio


  • Byron Petty

    Nexus Obviously.

  • Jose Antonio Quinones Jr

    I'd love to play around with the One X

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/no6969el Noel Barcellos

    I want to win

  • http://twitter.com/Quietlyawesome Tyler Cooke

    Galaxy Nexus

  • Dhafari

    i would like to see the galaxy s3 to go on sale

  • http://www.facebook.com/lilmikey Mikey Monteiro

    i wanna be a winner! for ONCE

  • Ali AlAli

    Samsung Galaxy III

  • aj34

    Galaxy Nexus

  • brimanp

    the galaxy siii

  • http://www.facebook.com/BlackEagle127 Supasin Tatiyanupanwong

    Galaxy Nexus

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1366878286 Francisca Susanto

    Samsung Galaxy SIII!

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards


  • Vikram Mohan

    Thank god I moved to the UK recently..one extra sliver of a chance to win me this!

  • Andrew

    Galaxy Nexus

  • irishgreen

    Id love to win a n7! I'd like to try that Sony Arcos too, never really used a Sony device so I guess I'd vote it was on sale.

  • ihatetothink

    best tablet everrr, WANT

  • ihatetothink

    id love gnex, i guess is my favourite phone

  • Curtis Massey

    I LOVE Androidpolice.com!

  • Matthias Davis


  • http://www.facebook.com/gameus.guyus.5 Gameus Guyus

    Awesome give away guys!

  • http://twitter.com/JinRoh Alvaro BF

    The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great phone. At a lower price (sale) it would be even better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/fdgarza Felipe Garza


  • http://www.facebook.com/TheAndroidGeek Dhruv Gupta


  • Thorben O.

    Galaxy Nexus!

  • nh

    samsung gs3

  • Blake Forehand


  • http://www.facebook.com/vmmaston Vincent Maston

    I'd like to have the Galaxy S III on sale.

  • montgoss

    I'd like to see the HTC One X+.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mclinden.9 Michael McLinden


  • Angela

    Nexus power!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sergio.goldenberg Sergio Goldenberg

    Nexus is Android on his best!! :) Go Nexus

  • http://thesprintcult.com/ Sprint Cult

    Hope I win something

  • fauz33

    nexus 7 ftw!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wade_county John P


  • http://www.facebook.com/dwhenderson Darren Wood Henderson

    Just picked up a 16gb for my mom for Christmas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Wong/100001702526143 Gary Wong

    Have Nexus4 and now Nexus7, yeah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Wong/100001702526143 Gary Wong

    S3 on sale

  • Michelle Hudak

    The HTC One X

  • Thomas Zhou

    I love nexus 7!!!!! :D aw yeaaaa

  • Tiffany Sears

    I'd love to see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus go on sale

  • robertlwalters

    Galaxy Nexus!

  • Evan Fleming

    Galaxy S3 (VZW) because it's one of the best phones out right now!

  • Jin Li

    I would like to see the Samsung Galaxy S3 on sale

  • wikii

    Galaxy nexus

  • Thomas Gladdines

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus in my opinion ^^

  • Hptan93

    Gotta be the S3 for sure :)

  • rmeden

    didn't know this company existed.. prices look ok for new phones

  • ashley


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000487900946 Johnson Ting

    Samsung Galaxy S III

  • http://www.facebook.com/OriginalGlueEater Thomas Vu

    I have a One S and I don't really like Samsung products. So I'm going to have to go with the Sony.

  • DV

    Is this contest also applicable for people from countries other than the ones mentioned above (where Nexus 7 is on sale)?

  • Ali Ahmed

    well, HTC One X

  • fauz33


  • http://www.facebook.com/emoryu21 Marty Lange

    Nexus 7, Perfect for reading books, gaming, and android tinkerings.